Sarah - posted on 05/16/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
In March I gave birth to my fourth child, and know that I don't want any more children. Not only for mine and my husband's sake, but because I am tired of being criticized after each child. I know that decision to have another child is no one else's business but mine and my husbands, but it still bothers me.
Anyway, I went to the doctor today for my post-partum check up, and talked about permenant forms of birth control. I decided the best thing was to get my tubes tied so its just one step, and its done and over with. No worries about a 5 year insert that I have to constantly make sure is still in place, etc. I am not scared of the surgery itself, as far as being cut open and everything, it's the going under part that I am terrified about.
How do I get over that? Do they just put a mask over your face like on television when you're in a totally conscious state or do they try and sedate you a little bit through an IV first? I tried to convince my doctor to just give me an epidural or something similar so I was still conscious, but he said he couldnt. The surgery is next Friday and I am terrified.
Any advice? Thanks!!!